Sanremo odds

It’s been a long time coming, but we’ve finally heard all 24 entries for Italy’s Festival di Sanremo 2020. All two dozen songs were premiered over the last two nights — 4 and 5 February — on the famed Teatro Ariston stage.

And now that all the tracks have debuted, the bookies have a new number one — Elodie.

Sanremo Festival 2020 Odds: Elodie favourite to win

According to multiple betting outlets — William Hill, Unibet, Bet 365 and 888 Sport — Elodie is doing it for the ladies. The new favourite is trading with odds as low as 3.00.

The “Andromeda” singer is a returnee to the contest, last competing in 2017 with “Tutta colpa mia”. That song peaked at number 12 on the Italian chart and was certified platinum.

Will she be heading to Eurovision this time round?

Sanremo 2020: Other favourites

Currently sitting second in the bookies odds with odds of 5.00 is Eurovision 2017 alum Francesco Gabbani. His song “Viceversa” is currently leading the provisional leaderboard published after the second evening of song.

The “Occidentali’s Karma” singer was always going to be in the mix and it looks like he is in it to win it again.

In third with Unibet is Diodato with his song “Fai rumore”. At the beginning of the year, Diodato was overlooked at odds of 21.00. Now he can be backed at 7.50 – a huge leap into contention.

Another Sanremo returnee, Diodato came second in the 2014 Newcomers’ category.

Pre-contest bookies’ favourite Alberto Urso is all the way down in eleventh spot with odds of 15.0. Eurovision 2011’s Raphael Gualazzi is in joint 15th. Meanwhile, the controversial Junior Cally joins a slew of acts at the very bottom of the rankings.

Sanremo Festival 2020 Bookmakers’ Odds (6 February update)

  1. Elodie 3:0
  2. Francesco Gabbani 5:0
  3. Diodato 7:5
  4. Le Vibrazioni 7:5
  5. Pinguini Tattici Nucleari 7.5
  6. Anastasio 9.0
  7. Rancore 9.0
  8. Achille Lauro 13.0
  9. Irene Grandi 13.0
  10. Piero Pelù 13.0
  11. Alberto Urso 15.0
  12. Giordana Angi 21.0
  13. Levante 21.0
  14. Tosca 21.0
  15. Marco Masini 26.0
  16. Raphael Gualazzi 26.0
  17. Elettra Lamborghini 34.0
  18. Enrico Nigiotti 34.0
  19. Michele Zarrillo 41.0
  20. Paolo Jannacci 41.0
  21. Bugo e Morgan 51.0
  22. Junior Cally 51.0
  23. Riki 51.0
  24. Rita Pavone 51.0
  25. Vincitore 51.0

Odds correct as of 16:00 CET on 6 February, via Unibet

Of course, the odds will most probably change again several times. But what do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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Australian Insomniac
Australian Insomniac
7 months ago

Looking at the provisional rankings by demoscopic and the orchesta it looks like PTN could take out the crown and I’m all for it if it does – a great bop and is very 2017 Gabbani-esque. Elodie looks to be dropping down (not odds wise though) due to the orchesta but we’ll never know, since Mahmood was one of the lowest ranked songs on Night 1 last year but still won

Justin
Justin
7 months ago

Gabbani is overrated, his song is weaker than the one in 2017…

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
7 months ago

Indeed Elodie seems to have the best overall package, catchy modern song, great looks and stage presence, fantastic voice. Gabanni was a disapointment for me. And of course Tosca is the great diva with the most outstanding song, but unfortuntately not 2020’s Eurovision material. And I am heartbroken that Matteo Faustini didn’t got through… But all in all, always a great pleasure to listening to all the songs.

Mr X
Mr X
7 months ago

Which four of the participants at San Remo decided no to enter Eurovision in case of victory ?

Gurl
Gurl
7 months ago

I hope Elodie wins. This is another sure top 5 for Italy, even Top 3 or winner. However, Italians don’t care much about Eurovision, and they will just vote for the song they like or the artist they prefer. There’s a chance still, if the winner doesn’t want to go to Eurovision, Elodia will be picked by the Organisation, given all the fan support!

Mr X
Mr X
7 months ago
Reply to  Gurl

I hope so !

Mo Ed
Mo Ed
7 months ago

Elodie is the full package. I did not get the hype for Soldi last year, but this song… It just has to make it to eurovision..

L'oiseau
L'oiseau
7 months ago
Reply to  Mo Ed

Ironically the Elodie’s song was composed by Mahmood 🙂 And if you listen carefully to the first section of the song it has lots of similarities. Are you sure you didn’t like Soldi? 🙂

Ziv
Ziv
7 months ago

If Achille Lauro wins and goes to Eurovision, he will surely win…….the Barbara Dex Award.

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
7 months ago
Reply to  Ziv

In his acceptance speech he will say, “me ne frego”

Mia
Mia
7 months ago

And will give thanks to Gucci who designed the costume.

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago

Nina Zilli & Diodato were the highlight of tonight…so far…it’s almost 01.00, still eight acts left to perform, and of course Francesco is last.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

one of the only times i’m thankful for my timezone. It’s only 18:15 here rn.

Sabrina
Sabrina
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Today I’m just watching the performances’ videos on Youtube and I was thinking that they were taking too long to upload. But after reading your comment I realized that’s because the show will be even longer tonight! Great duets, by the way. Nina & Diodato was one of my favorites too, but I would say the highlight was how charming and enthusiastic the guys from Pinguini were (with a Pollaponk flair in their costumes). They got a great ovation again.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Sabrina

Pinguini appeared on the after-show and did a cover of With a Little Help from My Friends. So delightfully on-brand.

Alex
Alex
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Pinguini was the highlight for me: Charisma and energy
I also loved Achille and Annalisa.
Diodato and Nina were also amazing yes

baclava
baclava
7 months ago

Why that song is called Ringo Starr? As far as I know, Ringo Starr is known as the luckiest man on the planet because he was rich and famous without any merit, just for being in The Beatles. So the song is about being lazy and lucky?

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
7 months ago
Reply to  baclava

It’s called Ringo Starr because his name is fun to pronounce it’s not that deep

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

I won’t go into my usual rant about how Ringo is a technically amazing drummer everyone sleeps on because he didn’t like playing complicated stuff even though he totally could (I’m a drummer), but he isn’t just lazy and lucky. Doesn’t make me enjoy the song any less though! Still my favorite.

Jo.
Jo.
7 months ago

Andromeda is my fave.

PiMM
PiMM
7 months ago

Rancore is the winner for MMe (PiMM from the Netherlands) – that’s a stand-out song – suited for a contemporary stage as eurovision!
I don’t get Elodie – she looks angry and it’s never nice to watch someone who sings angry.
Rancore sings with passion and emotions – even if I don’t speak Italian, I feel his performance!
Fingers crossed for a courageous win for Rancore – no other song comes close – impressive and memorable ending also #douzepoints
PiMM

Bob
Bob
7 months ago
Reply to  PiMM

I agree about Rancore (his song is one of the best) but to be fair, he would not do better at Eurovision than Elodie. Mahmood looked angry as well and it didn’t stop him from almost winning, although the *clap clap* of the song was of course the winning move.

Irishfan
Irishfan
7 months ago

Elodies song is the Samantha Tina still breathing of Italy. It’s erratic and all over the place.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
7 months ago
Reply to  Irishfan

Elodie’s song is the Samanta Tina “Still Breathing” of Italy. It has stunning vocals, subverts the genre that it is, constantly twists and turns, is dynamic, is an absolute bop, is unique, and still comes together in a cohesive fashion towards the end that is satisfying.

Frank Arthur
Frank Arthur
7 months ago

Dont know ,just my opinion, but whatever bring Italy this year dont deserve even top 10 for me.not memorable San Remo this year.

Bob
Bob
7 months ago
Reply to  Frank Arthur

What crazy standards you must have!!

Geo
Geo
7 months ago

Not Gabbani again, aren’t they tired of him and getting only the 6th place, when he was seen as a favorite in 2017? Not to mention, that song was better than this year’s attempt!….

Lamborghini
Lamborghini
7 months ago

Please Italy send Elettra Lamborghini for lols and booty shake. That performance was iconic omg
But talking real Elodie is the only option imo so please if its not Lamborghini than send Elodie

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago

I feel like Tosca isn’t getting the attention she deserves. Yeah, I know it’s not “2020” but I don’t care. I think it’s the type of thing that Italian televoters will go for, and I love it.

Celine
Celine
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Her entry reminds me of Mia Martini’s Rapsodia. It’s ageless.

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  Celine

Agreed! I also got Mia Martini vibes from Giordana Angi.

Giolo
Giolo
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

She just won toinght, so deserved! She is my 4th place, the “Amar Pelos Dois” of Sanremo 2020. The votes from Yesterday and from toinght will count 25 % on the total, and it looks Piero Pelù, Le Vibrazioni and I Pinguini Tattici Nucleari are the frontrunners combing the two rankings, with Gabbani having won Yesterday and Tosca today

ladybaba
ladybaba
7 months ago

Diodato is my favourite

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago

My Top 2 :

1) Levante
2) Elodie

Levante wins Sanremo, turns down the chance to represent Italy – Elodie is selected for Rotterdam, goes on to win – and they’re both winners. Stranger things have happened.

Ashton Schier
Ashton Schier
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

I have the same top two but reversed haha

Mr X
Mr X
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

That could be a great solution !

Beathyra
Beathyra
7 months ago

Elodie must win Sanremo because she’s amazing! 12 points to her!

Wayne
Wayne
7 months ago

Tone Damli’s song is out now on Spotify!

Malmklang
Malmklang
7 months ago
Reply to  Wayne

Well, if so it’s removed again… Can’t find it.
Been waiting for it all day long…I want it now!:-D

Frisian esc
Frisian esc
7 months ago
Reply to  Wayne

So was it good? XD

Malmklang
Malmklang
7 months ago
Reply to  Frisian esc

Now I’ve heard a clip of it, though not on Spotify. As I feared, it’s quite boring imo. Like a weaker version of Adrian’s The Bubble from last year… Now it’s all Ulrikke for me!:-D

Currikitaum
7 months ago

Some of you are judging Elodie’s performance and song as unsuited for a live music festival. You should remember that there is no orchestra at ESC, so electronic songs with rich productions such as “Andromeda” are way more suited to Eurovision than to Sanremo. She’s really experienced and has an amazing voice. She is clearly the best choice for Rotterdam.

Sucof
Sucof
7 months ago

Today the RAI has confirmed the costs and revenues of the festival, cost 16 million euros (like last year) and revenues of 31 million euros (1 million euros more than last year).

Florian Christoph
Florian Christoph
7 months ago

Severely underwhelming contest this year. Hardly anything stands out as particularly strong. I don’t get the positive mood around Elodie at all. That was pretty flat live on Monday. Hard to know what will happen the next days. Could be a huge upset on Saturday with something from down the field on day 1/2 coming up.

Bob
Bob
7 months ago

When she smiles it works a lot better. The flirty vibe will carry the song. Let’s hope they work on the performance, it is a bit cold and stiff right now.

Vangelis vt
Vangelis vt
7 months ago

Rancore or Levante please. Elodie’s song is really not fit for a song contest.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
7 months ago
Reply to  Vangelis vt

Maybe the live performance didn’t capture my attention, but listening to the studio version rn it’s growing on me. It’s a bit catchy. The problem though is that Eurovision is live so maybe you are right about Elodie. She could do well and maybe match Mahmood’s success but but she still has a lot she needs to work on.

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  Vangelis vt

How is it not fit for a song contest? Saturday’s results will prove different, I imagine.

Patrick
Patrick
7 months ago

I hope the bookies are right!

Sucof
Sucof
7 months ago

For me win: Pinguini, Gabbani or Anastasio

sakis julien
7 months ago

rancore oui son rap est sublime mais pas ACHILLE LAURO NEXT

ESC LOU
ESC LOU
7 months ago

My top 3 are right now probably Elodie, Rancore, and then Francesco so not too bad!

Lourdes
Lourdes
7 months ago

I think Levante is underrated. I’ve been listening to Tikibombom all day today and it’s a gem. I’d say that Elodie, Diodato and Levante are my top 3 so far, followed closely by Pinguini.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Lourdes

If Levante wins, she still isn’t going to Eurovision – she said as much.

Lourdes
Lourdes
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Oh no 🙁

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

When? Where did you get that? What is happening? :O

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

Somebody mentioned it in the last post.

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I will just act as if that never happened.
Why would she do this? We need good musicians in Eurovision.

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

She has a tour lined up. She’s in London on Eurovision night. I’m sure that’s the reason, rather than any bad feeling toward the contest. She might make it someday!

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

Moderators, you can ignore my two previous attempts to post this message – I got there in the end…

Tibor
Tibor
7 months ago
Reply to  Jonas

That’s a good reason. So I will just be checking out her tour dates then and hope for the best. 🙂

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago
Reply to  Tibor

She has concerts in Brussells, Amsterdam & London all Eurovision week, so it’s probably for that reason. It doesn’t necessarily mean she’s not open to the Eurovision some other year.

Mr X
Mr X
7 months ago
Reply to  Lourdes

I have almost the same ranking.

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

I know these mean nothing, but I like the odds for Pinguini and Elodie. All of the top five, really.

Marios
Marios
7 months ago

elodie looks like maeve from sex education

Malmklang
Malmklang
7 months ago

So glad to see Diodato progressing 🙂

Kat
Kat
7 months ago

None of these particularly strike me as “wow! Eurovision winner!” but i’d be happy to hear most any of them in may. I don’t think Francesco Gabbani’s song would do particularly well at Eurovision, but is the one that struck most of an emotional chord with me! I keep listening to it.

Bob
Bob
7 months ago

Wow these odds are actually on point, the top 3 are exactly the ones I have predicted to battle it out in the superfinal. Once there, anything can happen, but I won’t be surprised if my man Gabbani wins for a third time! Diodato and Elodie would do better at Eurovision though, so mixed feelings about it!!

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
7 months ago
Reply to  Bob

I forsee Gabbani possibly winning Sanremo but declining to go to Eurovision.

Michèle
Michèle
7 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Love Francesco too!

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago

elodie, achille lauro and diodato are the only ones who would do *very* well at esc, achille will probably win the sanremo televote (#1 on itunes, spotify, apple music italy) but he’s 17th in the demoscopic jury vote and that’s one-third of the score… ugh i just hope a flop doesn’t win

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

All 3 would do well but add to that list Gabbani, Pinguini, Rancore and probably I’m missing someone else. Sanremo always offers many options.
In the end the winner will probably be the better option as it won (hopefully with some Italian televoting support)

Polegend Godgarina
7 months ago
Reply to  Alex

gabbani would flop… time to leave him in 2017. rancore is definitely my 4th favorite, he’s amazing. penguins aren’t my type of music but sure they’d do well.

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

He ain’t flopping. We know he’s a great performer and locals clearly like his song. Reasons enough for me.
Viceversa is already 1 on Itunes. And his performance is gaigning youtube views and likes. I see evidences to be positive.
Some people also said Italy would flop in 2018 and we know how that went.

Mia
Mia
7 months ago
Reply to  Alex

It would flop. Even if he wins (which is unlikely) I bet he doesn’t want to go.

ESCFanGA
ESCFanGA
7 months ago

ELODIE MUST WIN

Alex
Alex
7 months ago

It looks a 4 horse race between Elodie, Francesco, Diodato and Pinguini. Never been more lost watching Sanremo tbh and i don’t know what to expect lol
I still wish Rancore tho

Fast Food Music Lover
Fast Food Music Lover
7 months ago

I’m okay with any of the bookmarkers’ top 3 going to Eurovision.

Kinda nervous about the edit they gonna do to the winning song tho since all of the songs needs to trim off 30 seconds to fit the rule.

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
7 months ago

That’s why I am so glad that Junior’s song meets the time limit and is ready for Rotterdam. 🙂

Roelof Meesters
Roelof Meesters
7 months ago

I have the feeling Pinguini Tattici Nucleari will win with ‘Ringo Starr’, and Idk why I have that feeling XD

Sale
Sale
7 months ago

That song is middle of road.. it wont win

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
7 months ago

I’m hoping. It’s my favorite and the studio version meets the time limit and sounds great!

Jonas
Jonas
7 months ago

I think the fun element will take it to Top 3, much like La Stato Sociale in 2018 – but not win.

Ziv
Ziv
7 months ago

Do we know whether each artist answers yes or no to the question “Will you go to Eurovision if you win?” Or is it unpublished?

Mirko
Mirko
7 months ago
Reply to  Ziv

On today’s conference they talked about Eurovision presence; this morning 16 of 24 artists has accepted the Eurovision clause but probably we’ll never know whos.

Sale
Sale
7 months ago
Reply to  Mirko

Now I’m curious which ones

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Sale

We know Levante said she wasn’t interested. Wouldn’t it be interesting if Gabbani or Gualazzi were uninterested in a return? But 16/24 still means that the majority of them would be cool with it, which is good news. (All I hope is that Elodie and Pinguini are among the interested ones).

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

Some of my guesses: the rappers might be more hesitant unless they considered how well Soldi did (although its local success was already huge before Eurovision kicked it up a notch), Mahmood might’ve hyped up Eurovision to Elodie so she might be down, and Gualazzi and Pinguini’s acts are already so Eurovision-y I’d be really surprised if they were uninterested. I don’t have a hard time imagining either of them looking exactly the way they did at Sanremo on the Ahoy stage.

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I’m like 90% sure Gabbani doesn’t want to go back. If he did I think he would have sent something uhh…better, you know? If he wanted to win, he would’ve held off on releasing “é un altra cosa” and used that for sanremo instead. I think he’s only trying to promote his new album. After being told almost the whole time before the show in 2017 that he was going to win only to “disappoint” by placing sixth, i’m not sure if he would want a repeat of the experience, especially following a year where Italy nearly won and expectations… Read more »

Joe
Joe
7 months ago

Understandable. For some reason I don’t get that hesitance from Gualazzi, maybe by virtue of how long it’s been since he went (almost a decade) and how relatively low the expectations were compared to now (Italy having been absent for an entire decade and taking it relatively easy before stunning everyone by deservedly finishing second – he’s still their joint-best finish since coming back).

Joe
Joe
7 months ago
Reply to  Joe

I doubt Mahmood would discourage anyone from competing, since he got pretty much the ideal Eurovision experience: he did really well, as expected, but he wasn’t ever really the heavy favorite either, so there were no delusions of grandeur that he’d sweep it but also the assurance that it was at least going to do very well.

Mirko
Mirko
7 months ago

I love Francesco Gabbani from the bottom of my heart, but i don’t think his brand new song is suitable for Eurovision and a comeback would be a bit risky. Elodie has an amazing song, modern and with a lot of attitude; for me the best choice is within Elodie, Rancore – who can really snatch the trophy easily – and Levante.

Alex
Alex
7 months ago
Reply to  Mirko

If I’m honest I see way more televote potential with Gabbani than Elodie. Locals don’t care if a song is modern or whatever. I just feel Viceversa will be more appealing, sing along easy and overall enjoyable for them. Its a more likeable package.

Bob
Bob
7 months ago
Reply to  Alex

I agree with Alex, I think Gabbani would do slightly better in the televotes than Elodie. People might even remember Gabbani, since he had the huge hype and the monkey with him in 2017. So he is a familiar face to some. With that said, Elodie would crush Gabbani in the ESC jury, so it evens out. Both would finish in the top 10 for sure.

Alex
Alex
7 months ago
Reply to  Bob

Yep agree. I feel Elodie might do slightly better with juries (Based on Mahmood) but I think both Gabbani and Diodato would do great with them. All 3 actually
My only concern Elodie following Mahmood is that it might be like Alma following Amir. Justs following Aminata. One year you do amazing with juries but one year later with the same songwriting team for whatever reason you just don’t :s We never know

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
7 months ago

Also, Junior is in the top 22!

poe-tay-toe-chips
poe-tay-toe-chips
7 months ago

That’s not much to write home about….that’s near the bottom…

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
7 months ago

The fandom here doesn’t get sarcasm. Or any kind of humor, really. Never has, never will. 😉

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
7 months ago

Yo, my guy Anastasio in 6th place doesn’t look so hopeless.

Hullabaloo
Hullabaloo
7 months ago

Why on earth are people downvoting this?

Mr Vanilla Bean
Mr Vanilla Bean
7 months ago
Reply to  Hullabaloo

Because they are idiots. 🙂

EurofanNL
EurofanNL
7 months ago

Rancore needs to win y’all. I don’t even listen to rap normally, but damn this song is awesome

Bob
Bob
7 months ago
Reply to  EurofanNL

There is something wonderful about “Eden”! It’s very special. I haven’t heard anything like it before! I wish I knew Italian so I could understand what it is about, but I will check out the translation of the lyrics before Saturday.